The Church's Stand Against Racism

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The Church and the Rights of Man � LOR
From L�Osservatore Romano (11 April 1968), the salient points of an essay by Mons. Alberto Giovannatti, then Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the United Nations, which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

The Church and Racism: Towards a More Fraternal Society � Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
A history of racism, forms of racism today, the dignity of every race, and the unity of mankind. Issued on 3 November 1988.

The Church and Racism: an Introductory Update - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace presents an update on their 1988 document, The
Church and Racism: Toward a More Fraternal Society, to the World Conference on Racism,
Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, 31 August - 7 September 2001, in
Durban, South Africa. 

The Fight Against Racism: the Hardest of the Battles for Human Rights � Cardinal Roger Etchegaray
In preparation for the World Conference Against Racial Discrimination (31 Aug-7 Sep 2001, Durban, South Africa), Cardinal Etchegaray participated in a Round Table of Eminent Persons. His address called for new methods of combating racism.

UN Conference Against Racism, Durban - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop Martin, head of the Vatican delegation, addressed the U.N. sponsored conference
on racism, (31 Aug - 7 Sep 2001) regarding the xenophobic reaction against migrations
prompted by globalization.

The Keys to Conquering Racism � ZENIT
An interview with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, head of the Holy See's delegation to the World
Conference Against Racism, 31 August to 7 September 2001, at Durban, South Africa.

Introduction to Eugenics - John Cavanaugh-O'Keefe
John Cavanaugh-O-Keefe gives us the history of the eugenics movement up to the present time, showing its racist underpinnings.

Genetics: the New Frontier of Racism - ZENIT
An interview with Cochin Institute Director, Alex Kahn, on the danger of genetic research
leading to a eugenics program, comparable to that of the Nazis, with the goal of producing
superior human beings.

Sunday Angelus: 26 August 2001 - Pope John Paul II
Before the midday Angelus, the Holy Father condemned racism, aggressive nationalism, and
ethnic violence, as offenses against God, because they are attacks on the human family.  

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